Here's The Skinny - Bangin' Grilled Shrimp Skewers

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"The spicy, salty, sweet combination of the creamy chili sauce is what makes these shrimp so delicious. These make a fabulous appetizer; 2 skewers per person would be the perfect starter to any party. This healthy Bang Bang Shrimp from Gail's Skinny Recipes is a healthy choice and will help you to stay on a healthy eating plan. If you don't like really spicy, just cut back on the sriacha, but don't leave it out, as it adds lots of flavor to the sauce. If your not familiar with it, Sriracha is a type of Thai hot sauce. You can find the Sriracha and Thai Sweet Chili Sauce in most grocery stores. It is usually in with the Tabasco or Frank's Red Hot sauces. Just ask your grocer if you can't find it. Feel free to substitute chicken or fish if you don't like shrimp or are allergic to it. Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 skewers • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts Calories: 140 • Fat: 4.7 g • Protein: 18.5 g • Carb: 4.2 g • Fiber: 0.1 g • Sugar: 2.8 g Sodium: 266.9 mg. PLEASE NOTE: Preparation time includes time to soak the skewers. Also, you can double the sauce and keep it on hand for lots of things like fish or shrimp tacos, shrimp salad chicken salad or however else you can dream of to use it."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (109.6 g)
  • Calories 96.4
  • Total Fat - 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 118.4 mg
  • Sodium - 686.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 12.8 g
  • Calcium - 53.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Soak wooden skewers in water at least 20 minutes (or use metal ones to avoid this step).

Step 2

Season shrimp lightly with pepper.

Step 3

Place 5 shrimp on 8 skewers.

Step 4

Heat a clean, lightly oiled grill to medium heat. When the grill is hot add the shrimp. Careful not to burn the skewers.

Step 5

Grill on both sides for about 2-2 1/2 minutes per side (4-5 minutes total cooking time), or until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through. I brush on some of the sauce half way through cooking time, because I like the sauce warm. (Some like it hot and some like it cold. Use it whichever way you like it). You can heat up the sauce in the microwave if you like it warmed. 30-45 seconds is about right for me.

Step 6

Set shrimp aside on a platter and quickly brush sauce onto the shrimp. Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to use fresh shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
  • If you can't find Thai sweet chili sauce, you can substitute your favorite hot sauce.

  • Substitute chicken or fish for the shrimp if desired. This substitution allows for the recipe to be enjoyed by those who do not like shrimp or are allergic to it.
  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the low-fat mayonnaise. This substitution reduces the amount of fat in the recipe, making it a healthier choice.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers Substitute the shrimp with a variety of vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions. Cut vegetables into large, even pieces and thread onto skewers. Grill the vegetable skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and lightly charred. Serve with the chili sauce.

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan - This dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Bangin' Grilled Shrimp Skewers. Roasted asparagus is a great source of vitamins and minerals, and the lemon and Parmesan add a nice zesty flavor that complements the spicy-sweet flavor of the shrimp skewers. It's also a quick and easy dish to make, so it's perfect for a party!

Tomato and Feta Salad: This refreshing salad is the perfect complement to the Bangin' Grilled Shrimp Skewers. The combination of juicy tomatoes and salty feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean flavor, and the addition of fresh herbs and a light vinaigrette dressing adds a bright and flavorful twist. The salad is also light and healthy, which makes it a great side dish for a party.


Q: Can I use other types of seafood instead of shrimp?

A: Yes, you can substitute chicken or fish if you don't like shrimp or are allergic to it.

Q: How long do I need to cook the dish for?

A: The cooking time will depend on the type of seafood you are using. Generally, it should take about 10-15 minutes for shrimp and 15-20 minutes for chicken or fish.

14 Reviews


Yum!! These are easy to prepare and get on the grill fast. We loved them with roasted veggies and corn on the cob from the grill.


review by:
(6 Sep 2020)


Loved these shrimp, especially because they are healthy!


review by:
(14 Aug 2016)


Delicious and easy to prepare...we really enjoyed the sweet/heat of the shrimp...made for "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(25 Jul 2016)


I made them for the wife and I and they have just the right sweet spicy flavor to make them taste great! I will even cook these inside this winter in my oven they are so good!


(24 Aug 2015)


Wow Lin, these shrimp were delicious! I loved the sweet heat and Dennis ate his and some of mine. I grilled them on medium heat for 4 1/2 minutes and they were done perfect and they were tender as could be. A do again real soon when the kids are here for a barbecue.


review by:
(17 Jun 2014)


So easy and so delicious! Make sure you don't leave your shrimp on the grill too long


review by:
(29 Aug 2013)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Sriracha sauce, which is an important ingredient in this recipe, was invented by a Vietnamese-Chinese immigrant in California in the 1980s. It has since become a popular condiment used in many cuisines around the world.

Fun Fact 2: Frank's Red Hot Sauce, another ingredient in this recipe, was the secret ingredient in the original Buffalo Wings recipe created in Buffalo, New York in 1964. The dish has since become a popular appetizer in restaurants across the United States.